FDA Proposes Regulations, Health Warnings for Electronic Cigarettes
April 24, 2014 9:00 AM
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Rules won't go into effect anytime soon
Regular tobacco-laced cigarettes have been regulated by the FDA for decades, are only sold to adults, and are plastered with
numerous health warnings
. On the other hand,
(or e-cigarettes if you prefer) are unregulated. However, the FDA is pushing to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and to require approval for new products.
The FDA also wants health warning labels to be required for the devices. The rules were proposed this week and the goal is to set a foundation for regulating the industry and products. Proposed rules won't immediately put a ban on the various flavors of e-cigs or on advertising, nor will the rules set product standards.
FDA commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg said future rules, "will have to be grounded in our growing body of knowledge and understanding about the use of e-cigarettes and their potential health risks or public health benefits."
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"When finalized (the proposal) would result in significant public health benefits, including through reducing sales to youth, helping to correct consumer misperceptions, preventing misleading health claims and preventing new products from entering the market without scientific review by FDA," said Mitch Zeller, the director of the FDA's Center for Tobacco Products.
The FDA is giving the public, industry members, and other organizations 75 days to comment on the proposal. Any comments offered will be considered before final rules are issued. At this time no time frame for when a final rule will be issued has been given.
Rules propose that the makers of these devices would have to disclose ingredients and warn that nicotine is an addictive chemical. Manufacturers would also not be allowed to claim their products are safer than other tobacco products.
study of e-cigarettes from 2010
claimed that the devices fail at delivering nicotine to the body.
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RE: Just keep them outdoors
4/25/2014 12:50:38 AM
No one stands around doors of resturants brewing coffee or brews fresh coffee at children's playground. Yes I have ripped people's asses for smoking cigarettes at a park. I don't take e-sigs as serious but the point still needs to be made that people are damn inconsiderate. I saw a grandma one time that had the bumper sticker "I listen to hip-hop...at every intersection I stop at." This is just as true for shitty music as it is for cigarettes. People should show other people kindness, not give me some BS excuse like "we are outside" wtf does that have to do with lighting up in a park? Next time you order a pizza imagine there is a big fat pile of human feces on it. You complain to the waiter and they take the pizza away, and it comes back the same pizza minus the crap. Do you eat the pizza? No, because you know that crap was previously on that same pizza. This is why it is so insulting for the rest of us to accept your "suck it up" statement. Yes, e-sigs are better than the former but they are still chemicals and other things we wouldn't have to inhale. We can choose not to eat the crap pizza but it is hard not to share air with people around us. Just like it is impossible to unread the stupidity that reclaimer writes.
RE: Just keep them outdoors
4/25/2014 9:30:38 AM
So you don't own a car? You grow your own food and eat only vegetables right? What's that, you buy groceries at the grocery store? You drive a car to and from work? You should stop being so damn inconsiderate of all the rest of us and quit spewing those poisons out your tailpipe and stop contributing to the problem by buying products that are produced/transported by burning fossil fuels you inconsiderate sod, your emissions are poisoning the rest of us.
RE: Just keep them outdoors
4/25/2014 9:50:18 AM
You are a psychopath.
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